Kohn (biceps) will avoid surgery but will require 4-to-6 months of rest and rehab before he's cleared to resume throwing, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. It was bad enough that Kohn was diagnosed with a torn right biceps after exiting a Grapefruit League game last week, but it appears the right-hander will now face an even lengthier recovery timetable than what is normally associated with that injury after doctors also detected nerve damage in his throwing arm. Since he's not expected to begin throwing until July at the earliest and will then presumably need several weeks to build up his arm for game action, Kohn's season debut may not come until deep in the second half in a best-case scenario. Kohn will likely be ticketed for a bullpen role at Triple-A Rochester once he's deemed fully healthy.
Kohn has a tear in his biceps area that is causing nerve damage and he will miss at least several weeks, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He will head to the Mayo clinic in Minnesota next week to see a specialist, and should be considered out indefinitely. A 31-year-old journeyman reliever, Kohn should spend most, if not all the 2018 season at various levels of the minors, and carries no fantasy value.
Kohn was forced to exit Wednesday's split-squad game due to right biceps discomfort, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Kohn left the contest with a trainer after appearing to grab his arm following a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Astros. The club didn't release any information on the severity of Kohn's injury but there should be an update to his status in the coming days. Even in the event that this is a minor ailment, expect the team to be cautious with Kohn due to previous arm problems, including Tommy John surgery in 2016.
Kohn was removed from Wednesday's split-squad contest against Houston due to an apparent injury, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. There has been no word on the type of injury Kohn sustained, but this is particularly concerning since he's undergone Tommy John and rotator cuff surgery in the past. The 31-year-old is a non-roster invitee to the Twins' camp this spring after only appearing in 13 innings of minor-league work over the past two years due to various ailments.
Kohn (shoulder) was activated from the 7-day DL at Triple-A Rochester and transferred to High-A Fort Myers on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. The 31-year-old returned to action with the Gulf Coast League affiliate earlier this month, pitching in a competitive setting for the first time in nearly two years. Kohn still needs some time to build himself back up after such a long time away due to shoulder issues, so he will head to Fort Myers for the time being. He may not return to the upper levels of the minors until next year.
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